Waterfalls are beautiful, enchanting creation of nature that has always inspired travelers. There are tales and poetic verses describing their beauty. Waterfalls have also been an inspiration for movies and fairy-tales. Here is a list of spectacular top ten waterfalls of the world that are real yet majestic as in a fairy-tale.
- Astonishing Naran-Kaghan Waterfalls – Pakistan
Waterfalls in Naran and Kaghan are strikingly spectacular. Naran and Kaghan Valley is one of the most amazing vacation destinations of Pakistan. Here, you can find waterfalls at short distances. The area is accessible in summers only. In winters it is blocked by snow and land sliding.
- Remarkable Huangguoshu Falls – China
The Huanggoushu Falls is the largest waterfall of China and perhaps largest one in East Asia also. The height of Huangguoshu Falls is 78 meters. The width of this astonishing waterfall is 101 meters. Huangguoshu Waterfall is located in amazing green and lush surroundings which create a great landscape.
- Phenomenal Yosemite Falls – USA
Yosemite Falls is a phenomenal waterfall located in USA. The total height of Yosemite Falls is 739 meters. Yosemite Falls are located in Yosemite National Park of Seirra Nevada, California. Yosemite Falls is the sixth highest waterfall of the world. Yosemite Falls are a popular attraction especially in spring season.
- Impressive Gullfoss Falls – Iceland
Iceland also known as land of waterfalls is home to amazing waterfalls and Gullfoss is one of them. The impressive Gullfoss Falls has a height of 32 meters and width of about 20 meters. The landscape of Gullfoss waterfall is beautiful and picture perfect. Gullfoss is a reamarkable spot to visit in Iceland.
- Famous Shoshone Falls – USA
Shoshone Falls is a famous waterfall located in United States of America. Shoshone Falls is also known as Niagara of the West. The total height of Niagara of West, Shoshone Falls is 64 meters and width is 274 meters. The outlook of Shoshone Falls is splendid with its white foamy thrashing water.
- Enchanting Dettifoss Falls – Iceland
The clear water Dettifoss Falls is located in Iceland. The magnificent Dettifoss Falls is the biggest of all the waterfalls in Europe. The total height of Dettifoss Falls is 44 meters and total width is about 100 meters. It is mostly approachable in summers when glaciers melt resulting into a view that is simply mind-blowing.
- Exhilarating Iguazu Falls – Argentina (Brazil)
Iguazu waterfalls is an exhilarating waterfall, commonly called the mother of all waterfalls is located at the border of Argentina and Brazil. Iguazu Falls consists of a series of waterfalls which have varying heights. The smallest waterfall is 64 meters and the highest waterfall is about 82 meters.
- Magnificent Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe (Zambia)
Victoria Falls like Iguazu Falls is also located on border of two countries. Victoria Falls is located between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The native name of Victoria Falls is Mosi-Oa-Tunya which literally means “Smoke that Thunders”. Victoria Falls down pours as a large sheet of water which has width of 1700 meters and height of 104 meters.
- Popular Niagara Falls – Canada (USA)
The stunning Niagara Falls is probably the most popular waterfall of the world. Niagara Falls is located at the border of USA and Canada. The height of Niagara Falls is 53 meters. The views are remarkable from both sides. There are special boat and ferry rides operating from Canada and USA that take tourists to the middle of the Niagara Falls.
- Highest Angel Falls – Venezuela
Angel Falls is ranked first on the list of top ten waterfalls of the world not only because of its mind-boggling height of nine hundred and seventy nine (979) meters but also its amazing down pour pattern. Angel Falls is also the tallest waterfall of the world and also one of the magnificent one.
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